Reply to post: Re: Hey El Reg Peeps, Paper Author Here

Boffin: Dump hardware number generators for encryption and instead look within

Ozzard
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Re: Hey El Reg Peeps, Paper Author Here

Silly question: How easy might it be for a processor to recognise code corresponding to this algorithm and deliberately feed it predictable results, i.e. subvert the hardware to produce predictable RNG in common cases? If it's relatively simple in silicon terms, that feels like something of a risk.

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